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IJTRR. 2015; 4(4): 111-116

Effect Of Iliotibial Band Stretching Versus Hamstrings And Abdominal Muscle Activation On A Positive Oberís Test In Subjects With Lumbopelvic Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Vijay Kage, Saitej Koukula Naidu.

In the presence RCT, two groups of patients with lumbopelvic pain were treated. One group received ITB stretching for hot moist pack for 20min over low back ache and stretching of ITB, 3times with one minute hold each. Other group received hot moist pack for 20 minutes and Exercises by the postural research institute. If there was unilateral affection, 90/90 hemibridge with balloon and those with bilateral affection, 90/90 Hip lift with balloon was used.outcome measures used were 1) Hip ROM using Smart Phone Inclinometer 2) Pain-Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) 3)Modified Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire. Results concluded that the experimental group which had exercises which include abdominal and hamstrings activation with HMP showed greater reduction in pain ,increase in hip adduction as compared to that of control group. Hence the above protocol prescribed to patients with lumbopelvic pain.

Key words: lumbopelvic pain, stretching, abdominal activation, hamstring activation, hip adduction.

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